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Five people died in an accident on a major highway outside Washington.
It happened yesterday morning on I-95 in Northern Virginia.
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A dump truck heading north collided with another vehicle, smashed through a guardrail, went airborne and landed on top of two vehicles heading south.
Three people were killed in one vehicle and two in the second. Several others were injured, including two children.
The accident happened at the Springfield interchange, where three highways come together.
Part of I-95 -- the East Coast's major north-south artery -- was closed in both directions, with traffic backed up for miles.

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Locally, a Franklin County teenager was killed while riding a go-cart.
State police say 15 year old Jeremy Allen Unger of Boones Mill was killed when he made a U-turn and was struck by a vehicle.
It happened Friday afternoon on Cahas Mountain Road in Franklin County.
Unger was NOT wearing a helmet.
Authorities say it's against the law to use a go-cart on a highway.



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Federal investigators may be carrying out a criminal investigation into how Alaska Airlines conducts its maintenance.
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An Alaska Airlines plane crashed in January off the Los Angeles coast but investigators say there's no criminal wrong doing in that crash.
Instead, they're looking into practices at Alaska's facility in Oakland.
An inquiry started 15 months ago into whether supervisors signed for repairs that weren't done.
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[11Lions-Club]


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One out of every four children that attends school has a vision problem that often goes undetected.
But some local Lions Club members hope to make a difference in the Roanoke area.
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They're getting hands-on-training to administer eye tests to kindergartners.
It's all part of an effort by Prevent Blindness Virginia to make sure children get tested, so they can receive proper eye care.
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((SHARON SHAW/PREVENT BLINDNESS VA: OF COURSE WITH CHILDREN AND CHILD MIGHT OFTEN HAVE A VISION PROBLEM BUT NOT KNOWING THAT THEY'RE NOT SEEING AS WELL AS THEY SHOULD BE. AND A SEVERE PROBLEM LIKE ... IF LEFT UNDETECTED CAN LEAD TO PERMANENT VISION LOSS))
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These Lions Club members will be certified to give eye tests after completing a four hour training class and passing a test.
For now, the free screenings will be done at Roanoke County schools -- with the hope of expanding to schools in the city in the future.
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[11Hair-Show]


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Hundreds came out to the Roanoke Civic Center to be part of the first "Hair Battle 2000"
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Models of all ages strutted their stuff down the runway showing off the latest in African-American hairstyles.
Hair salons from across the valley were represented -- showing off men's and women's newest styles of the century.

And the Impression these Divas left was a cut above the rest.
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You've probably heard recently about how gasoline prices are the highest they've ever been. Triple A reports the average price of self serve regular in Virginia has reached a record high. It's now a dollar-48 a gallon.

In this week's Virginia Newsreel, gasoline also made headlines in the 1970's when there was a shortage in the United States.
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(( In 1973, for political and financial reasons, arab oil-producing nations cut back on production, raising prices and lowering supplies.
By February, 1974, gasoline rationing was in place in the United states.
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((GOVERNOR MILLS GODWIN/FEBRUARY 1974; PART OF OUR PROBLEM IS THAT THE SITUATION IS VASTLY DIFFERENT IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA AND IN TIDEWATER VIRGINIA WHERE GAS IS RELATIVELY SHORT. )) [RUNS:12]
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However, concerns about the gasoline shortage reached far beyond Northern Virginia.
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((IF IT'S TRUE WHAT I HEARD, BY THE 20-TH OF THE MONTH, GASOLINE WILL BE PRECIOUS IN ROANOKE. THERE WON'T BE ANY GASOLINE IN ROANOKE TO SPEAK OF. )) [RUNS:10]
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Service stations felt the brunt. Not only were people buying less, many were buying less often.
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((WE CATCH 40 TO 50 PERCENT OF OUR MAINTENANCE OUT HERE ON THE ISLAND. YOU CHECK UNDER THE HOOD, YOU SEE SOMETHING ON THE MAN'S CAR, YOU'LL TELL HIM ABOUT IT AND NINE TIMES OUT OF TEN HE'LL BUY WHAT YOU HAVE TO SELL. )) [RUNS:10]
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The crisis eventually ended when the amount of gasoline available rose again and so did the prices.
That's this week's Virginia Newsreel. ))






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A suspected quadruple killer is still holding police at bay this morning in a neighborhood near Baltimore, Maryland.
He has been holding at least three hostages since Friday night.
Police have been negotiating with the gunman by telephone.
Brenda Carle has the latest.
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The nation's largest gun manufacturer, Smith and Wesson, is making headlines with it's landmark agreement to change the way it designs, distributes and manufacturers guns.
Joy Sutton went to this weekend's Gun Show at the Roanoke Civic Center to get reaction.
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(( Gun control is not just about cracking down on criminals -- that's what President Clinton says. He has been pressuring the gun industry to make some changes.
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((PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: WHY SHOULD THIS BE THE ONLY AREA IN OUR NATIONAL LIFE WHERE WE SAY NO PREVENTION ONLY PUNISHMENT))
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Clinton says Smith and Wesson's decision to make its guns safer is a step in the right direction. But some believe the manufacturer was pressured into this decision.
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((DAVID FITZMORRIS/NRA GUN SHOW RECRUITER: WHAT SOME GUN MANUFACTURES ARE TRYING TO DO IS APPEASE THE ADMINISTRATION. SO THAT THEY DON'T HAVE THE SAME THING HAPPEN TO THE GUN INDUSTRY THAT HAPPENED TO THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY))
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Fitzmorris is a recruiter for the National Rifle Association -- He says those that blame the NRA and gun manufactures for gun violence are hitting the wrong target.
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((FITZMORRIS; THE PROBLEM WITH SHOOTINGS THAT HAVE OCCURRED, MANY OF THEM WERE ILLEGALLY BOUGHT, THEY'RE ILLEGALLY STORED, NO MATTER HOW MANY LAWS WOULD'VE BEEN PASSED IT WOULDN'T STOP THE PROBLEM))
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Gun Dealers participating in the Roanoke Valley Gun Show -- say that many gun manufactures already include gun locks and safety triggers with their guns. Some say the gun laws already on the books are not being enforced -- thats the problem -- it's not just about safer guns.
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((JACK SKERRETT: THE PEOPLE LIKE ME WHO PROMOTE SAFETY ALONG WITH THEIR GUNS ARE GOING TO DO IT. THOSE AREN'T THE GUNS THAT ARE GOING TO GET IN KIDS HANDS))
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((RONALD JONES/GUN DEALER: THE SO CALLED 16 OR 13 CHILDREN A DAY DYING FROM FIRE ARMS IN AMERICA BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE SAFETY LOCKS ON THERE IS NOTHING MORE ASININE THAT THAT))
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But the Clinton Administration and others still argue -- that Smith and Wesson's decision is a powerful example of responsibility -- and a victory for American families.
Joy Sutton,News 7, Roanoke.))



















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Tultex officials are claiming the company has more assets than debts.
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The Martinsville based company filed for chapter eleven bankruptcy three months ago.
Officials filed financial statements, in U-S Bankruptcy court Friday, listing assets of 427- million dollars and debts of 339-million.
The company has laid off more than 35-hundred workers.
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[11Parade]


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Hundreds gathered to celebrate St. Patrick's day in Downtown Roanoke yesterday.
As Kate Weidaw explains, there were more than just bands marching in the parade.
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In the spirit of the occasion, dozens marched to the beat of the Ireland drummer.
The sidewalks were packed with children and families eager to watch the parade make its way down Jefferson Street and Campbell Avenue.
Saint Patrick's day is a time to honor the patron saint of Ireland who drove the snakes from the Emerald Isle. [NAT SOUND] [RUNS5] [Howard is at 12:25:22]
And Roanoke City Mayoral Candidate Duane Howard got his wish to march in the parade, even though parade officials initially denied his request. [Bowers 12:32:36]
Originally David Bowers was the only mayoral candidate scheduled to appear -- but on the advice of the city attorney all city candidates were invited to participate.
All four mayoral candidates, and most of the council candidates took advantage of the campaign opportunity. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))
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[11Destination-Imagination]


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Students used their imagination and creativity at Northside High School.
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100 teams from across the area competed there yesterday in the Destination Imagination challenge.
Each team had a structure with a malfunction -- like this mock roller coaster.
By using problem solving techniques, teams competed against the clock to fix the problem.
The winners from the competition will go onto the state finals in Richmond.
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The Express ties a team record with last night's shootout win in Johnstown.
Roanoke beat the Chiefs 3-to-2, to tie the franchise record of 42 wins in a season.
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In the NHL, Buffalo's Vaclav Varada scored twice last night including this one, the first goal of the game.
The Sabres get the goal on the power play here and skated to the five to one win over Calgary.
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Our next stop is Vancouver, Ed Jovanovski starts the Canucks off with goal in the first period.
Todd Bertuzzi was the man of the night with a pair of goals and Vancouver has an easy time routing Ottawa six to one.
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[wipe to pinnacle] Today on Your HomeTown Station the NCAA Tournament continues. Our coverage starts with the Oklahoma State-Pepperdine game at noon.
North Carolina and Stanford follow at 2:20 and then Kansas and Duke meet at five.

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If you think you're seeing double in this next story you're eyes are not fooling you.
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These are two headed turtles. An invitation went out to the kids in Charlotte, North Carolina to bring in their "cold" pets and show them off.
The organizers got two really unusual entrants not just one, but 2 two headed turtles.
It use to be you were guaranteed the strangest pet prize if you managed (------------) to bring in one of these guys.